Areas of Expertise:
Health economics, Health policy with an emphasis on the economics of the hospital industry, Health services research, Medicaid and Medicare policy, Delivery of mental health services and access to care
Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD., is a Professor and co-Director of the Health Service Research Doctoral Program in University of Colorado's Colorado School of Public Health. His research is focused in the areas of health economics and health policy with an emphasis on the economics of the hospital industry; health services research; Medicaid and Medicare policy; the delivery of mental health services and access to care. Dr. Lindrooth’s research on the hospital and health care industry is focused on understanding the interactions between policies, access, spending, and quality. His current research is focused on understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion on hospital finances and access to care. Dr. Lindrooth was awarded the 2007 Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for best policy paper in Women’s Health Issues for his research on the relationship between Medicaid Family Planning Expansions and the cost saving related to the number of births averted. Dr. Lindrooth teaches Health Services Research Methods at the MS and PhD level. In 2019 he was awarded the Faculty Excellence award in Mentoring and Advising by the Colorado School of Public Health and the 2019 Dean’s Master’s Mentoring Award by the Graduate School, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.
Lindrooth, R.C., Perraillon, M.C., *Hardy, R.Y. and Tung, G.J., 2018. Understanding The Relationship Between Medicaid Expansions And Hospital Closures. Health Affairs, 37(1), pp.111-120.
David, G., Lindrooth, R.C., Helmchen, L.A. and Burns, L.R., 2014. Do Hospitals Cross Subsidize? Journal of Health Economics, 37, pp. 198-219.
Capps, C, Dranove, D. and Lindrooth, R.C., 2010. Hospital Closures and Economic Efficiency. Journal of Health Economics, 29(1), pp. 87-109.
Dranove, D., Lindrooth, R.C., White, W. and Zwanziger, J., 2008. Is the Impact of Managed Care on Hospital Prices Decreasing? Journal of Health Economics, 27(2):362-376.